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A boost for your uni journey

If you’re joining us this September you could get help with halls costs, travel, parking and laptop loans. And if you’re looking for flexible part-time work, we can help with that too! University of Brighton has launched a package of funding, support and other services worth up to £1,750 to new students starting their courses…

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University of Brighton selected to pilot new teacher degree apprenticeship scheme

University of Brighton selected as one of eight providers in England to deliver a new undergraduate Teacher Degree Apprenticeship as part of a DoE pilot. The Teacher Degree Apprenticeship will offer a fee-free, salaried route to become qualified teachers. University of Brighton will welcome apprentices from 2025–26 and aims to recruit up to 25 of…

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Art workshop encourages new ways of looking, making and thinking

We were delighted to welcome Bill Leslie, from Leap Then Look, to the university to deliver student workshops. The workshops were attended by student teachers on our Art and Design PGCE and undergraduate primary teaching courses and funded by Belong at Brighton. The workshops provided the student teachers with a unique and innovative experience of…

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Same Sky partnership benefitting student teachers

A new partnership with community-led arts organisation Same Sky is providing even more opportunities for our student teachers to work with schools.  Same Sky is an award-winning community arts charity and behind the amazing sculptures seen at events including the Brighton Festival Children’s Parade and Burning the Clocks.   During March, Same Sky will be using…

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Tracy Lambert

From student teacher to head teacher in six years

Tracy Lambert trained to teach at Brighton through the Troops to Teacher programme and gained a 1st class honour. Tracy’s passion for helping children started during the last few years of her career in the armed forces. Despite a slightly less traditional route into teaching, Tracy’s passion for the field with a ‘no child left…

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Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Science education lecturer takes nation’s school children on a safari

School of Education lecturer Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt will be teaching the nation’s children about the magical properties of moss on Monday 11 March, when his British Science Week 2024 Live Lesson airs on CBBC. “I see moss differently to most people,” says Andy. “Ever since learning that each plump green cushion of moss is its…

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Join us for an applicant event!

If you’ve applied for an undergraduate course starting this September learn more about the course and get to know us better at our events for applicants and offer holders. Upcoming events for education and teaching applicants applicants: Wednesday 21 February 2024 Wednesday 20 March 2024  Saturday 27 April 2024 Learn more and book your place.

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Undergraduate Primary Teaching Assignment

Second-year student teachers studying our undergraduate primary teaching degrees were recently given an assignment to create a poster for their foundation subject module EP508. Working in groups of 4, trainee teachers had the option of four subjects to choose from, to plan six consecutive lessons with cross-curricular links to answer an overarching question. Course leader,…

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Using Dash Robots to teach coding

Student teachers on our undergraduate primary courses that lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) were introduced to coding using Dash Robots. The year 1 module, Exploring Learning and Teaching in Mathematics and Computing, helps to develop student teachers’ confidence and introduces the core concepts and key processes of computer science such as programmable technology. Over…

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Primary education student teacher, Amy Russell in the curriculum centre

My first experience teaching in a school

First year student teacher, Amy Russell tells us about her experiences so far studying a primary education degree and her first time on placement,

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